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Vikings | Mike Zimmer talks Adrian Peterson

Fri, 22 May 2015 06:42:15 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains in pursuit of being traded or receiving a new contract and remains away from the organization during voluntary workouts. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN Radio he has a target date in mind of when he thinks Peterson will return to the team, but Zimmer did not give the specific date.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson remains among the elite fantasy football options in Round 1, and an upset Peterson could be a very productive one. Zimmer is likely referring to training camp, since Peterson will be fined if he doesn't show, but this situation will feel tenuous until AD steps foot onto the field in Week 1 wearing a Vikings jersey.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr


Vikings | Blair Walsh contract talks

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:33:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh said there has been some communication between the team and his agent regarding a contract extension, but nothing has been finalized.

Fantasy Tip: Walsh struggled last year, hitting 26 of 35 field goal attempts. He's not in starting fantasy kicker territory.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel


Vikings | MIN offense not performing to standards

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:15:29 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings' offensive starters make $58,402,407, according to spotrac.com. That's third most in the NFL behind the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins. The Minnesota offense averaged a meager 315.5 yards per game last season -- 27th in league.

Fantasy Tip: Last year may have been an anomaly with Adrian Peterson missing 15 games. Peterson makes $15.4 million of the Vikings' 2015 salary cap. With an ideal core of Teddy Bridgewater, Peterson, Mike Wallace, Cordarrelle Patterson and Charles Johnson, the Minnesota offense should bounce back in 2015 and start paying dividends.

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Vikings | Norv Turner opening up offense

Sun, 17 May 2015 19:39:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has opened up the playbook to give receivers more chances to make explosive plays, head coach Mike Zimmer said at rookie minicamp.

Fantasy Tip: If Turner does open things up a bit, it would be good news for Teddy Bridgewater and the receiving corps. However, the talk of a more pass-friendly playbook may or may not amount to much when the season begins. For now, the fantasy value of Bridgewater and the rest of the Vikings' offensive players remains unchanged.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sid Hartman


Vikings | Coach happy with Cordarrelle Patterson

Thu, 14 May 2015 10:25:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been impressive during offseason workouts, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. "He's really done well," Zimmer said. "He's running routes good; he's working hard. So we just need him to continue to do those things and continue to keep getting consistent and keep improving. I've been impressed with the things that he's done."

Fantasy Tip: Patterson saw a drop in all of his stats this past season and likely will enter the 2015 season as a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver. Owners in deeper leagues could consider selecting Patterson in one of the late rounds in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson


Vikings | Trae Waynes contract update

Fri, 08 May 2015 11:41:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings CB Trae Waynes signed a four-year deal worth $12.944 million. The deal includes a $7.674 million signing bonus.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Aaron Wilson


Vikings | Trae Waynes signed

Thu, 07 May 2015 11:54:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings first-round draft choice CB Trae Waynes signed his four-year deal Thursday, May 7, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Darren Wolfson


Vikings | Matt Kalil has both knees scoped

Thu, 07 May 2015 05:28:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil (knees) underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees in January and received injections designed to help patients deal with joint pain in March, two people with knowledge of the procedures told USA TODAY Sports. Kalil has had knee troubles the last two seasons.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero


Vikings | Mike Wallace makes bold claim

Tue, 05 May 2015 17:12:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace proclaimed himself the fastest player in the NFL Tuesday, May 5, per the Pioneer Press. "If somebody feels foggy about that, we can [race]. I'm never going to back down from competition,'' said Wallace.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace will have a lot of work to do this season if he wants to prove himself correct. Wallace surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in two of his last three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but posted a high of 930 yards in his three-year stint with the Miami Dolphins. With plenty of mid-level receiving options in Minnesota, Wallace will have to get off to a strong start or risk being buried on the depth chart. At this point, Wallace should be considered as not much more than a late-round flier with WR3 upside in 10 or 12 team leagues.

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Vikings | Two options picked up

Mon, 04 May 2015 08:24:07 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil and FS Harrison Smith had their fifth-year options for 2016 exercised Monday, May 4.

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Vikings | MyCole Pruitt selected

Sat, 02 May 2015 11:02:55 -0700

Southern Illinois TE MyCole Pruitt was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 143rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Vikings | Eric Kendricks selected 45th overall

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:15:48 -0700

University of California-Los Angeles LB Eric Kendricks was selected 45th overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft Friday, May 1.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's agent seeks new deal

Fri, 01 May 2015 08:34:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may be changing course in his pursuit of a trade as his agent, Ben Dogra, said he'd like the team to sign Peterson to an extension. "One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him,'" Dogra told USA TODAY Sports. "That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he's done for the organization. "I actually, as an agent, not only appreciate it - I accept it. But actions speak louder than words. If that's going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking. And I haven't had that solution." Peterson has three years and $46 million left on his contract, but none of it is guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson is still a high-end RB1. He'll likely be a first-round pick wherever he plays next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero


Vikings | Trae Waynes selected 11th overall

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:20:44 -0700

Michigan State CB Trae Waynes was selected 11th overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

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Vikings | No change to Adrian Peterson's status

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:06:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is still expected to remain with the Vikings even though former NFL WR Cris Carter indicated Peterson could be traded in the near future.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson will continue to be mentioned in trade talks until the start of the season, but it looks like nothing is imminent. Peterson should be a first round pick in most leagues next season no matter which uniform he is wearing.

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